Entry Title: "WHITE EBONY"
Engaging and empathetic pictures pay tribute to the courage
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and will to survive of a stigmatized minority in the Democratic
Republic of the Congo.
Just as the black continent is nothing like as monochrome as
our stereotyped ideas of it, so neither are the skin tones of its
inhabitants. One variant, however, here more than elsewhere,
marks people out as misfits: very white skin, unusually light hair
colour, blue or green
eyes people with albinism(PWA). Most of all they suffer from
social stigmatization. So it is little short of a miracle how
courageously that the PWA of Kinshasa try to overcome their
role as outsiders. Lead by the famous Congolese albino
wrestler, Mwimba Texas, they demand to be treated with
respect. The photo report of Patricia Willocq helps boost the
self-assurance and wants to be a testimony to hope, courage,
love and success to give them the dignity they deserve.